^ ^ ^ Umm.. mungkin karena banyak yang ga tau artinya, jadi disalahgunakan. Kalo di film-fillm barat memang suka ada kata "alibi", dan selama ini saya perhatikan, artinya memang seperti yang di KBBI (walaupun tersamar seolah-olah berarti 'alasan').
kalo di KBBI itu, ada dalam kurung "huk". Mungkin maksudnya istilah dalam bidang hukum. Tapi ga dibilang apakah ada arti lain di luar bidang hukum, yang diakui KBBI. CMIIW.
oh ia ternyata dari bhs inggris ya...
usage Note: When used as a noun, alibi in its nonlegal sense of "an excuse" is acceptable in written usage to almost half of the Usage Panel. As a verb (they never alibi), it is unacceptable in written usage to a large majority of the Panel.
n pl -bis
1. (Law) Law
a. a defence by an accused person that he was elsewhere at the time the crime in question was committed
b. the evidence given to prove this
2. Informal an excuse
noun excuse, reason, defence, explanation, plea, justification, pretext He had a good alibi for his absence.
alibi - a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
exculpation, excuse, self-justification
vindication, defense, defence - the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
extenuation, mitigation - a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances